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In order to meet the objectives of the Denver Strategic Transportation Plan, it was essential to develop the plan through a collaborative planning process that involved the public in key decisions throughout the plan development.
The public outreach process was designed to:
Incorporating citizen suggestions, concerns, and needs into the planning process and outcomes resulted in better decisions with greater support. Comments and involvement in the study helped shape the study's priorities and decisions.
There were several avenues for public input, including:
To ensure a successful Strategic Transportation Plan for Denver, the planning process receivef organized and regular input from the public. The Advisory Committee was designed to serve as a major facet of public input for the Strategic Transportation Plan. Its members represented a wide-range of specific stakeholders who had a distinct interest in the outcome of the process.
The Advisory Committee provided advice on policy and political issues, general plan direction, and consistency of the Strategic Transportation Plan with Blueprint Denver. The Advisory Committee was comprised of external and internal stakeholders, who were appointed by the Mayor to make recommendations to the Manager of Public Works. Membership included City Staff, City Council members, and interested citizens.
January 2005 - April 2005
Travel Strategy Framework
February 2005 - May 2005
March 2005 – June 2005
April 2005 – September 2005
August 2005 – October 2005
Alternative Improvement Strategies
November 2005 – April 2006
January 2006 – March 2006
Proposed for Summer 2008
Focus Group Discussion #2
Tuesday, January 31, 2006 and Wednesday February 1, 2006
The second round of Focus Group meetings for the three Pilot Travel sheds were held on January 31 and February 1.
Overview of the STP planning process and the Travel Shed Study Process [pdf 140kb] - January 25, 2006
Focus Group Discussion #1
Tuesday, December 13, 2005 from 5:00pm - 7:00pm
The public participated in a focus group discussion for an in depth study and analysis of the three, selected pilot locations, called "Travel Sheds". The focus group started with a brief overview, and then broke into three smaller groups for focused discussion on the specific travel sheds:
Five town meetings were held to solicit community input. Each meeting had a specific project focus and objective.
Town Meetings/ Open Houses
The format of each town meeting was designed to maximize public participation. In some cases there was a series of Town Meetings that were held at more than one location in Denver to encourage participation from a broad range of interests. Meeting dates and locations were advertised on Channel 8 and via the website as they were determined.
Town Hall Public Meeting #1Tuesday, June 28, 2005 from 4:00pm - 6:00pmDenver staff conducted the first Town Hall Public Meeting for the Strategic Transportation Plan (STP) in the large 4th floor conference rooms of the Webb Building (4.G.2/4.F.6). The Webb building is located at 201 W. Colfax Ave., Denver, CO, 80202. View meeting notes [pdf 40kb]
Town Hall Public Meeting #2 Thursday, November 3rd from 4:00pm - 6:00pmDenver staff conducted the second Town Hall Public Meeting for the Strategic Transportation Plan (STP) in the large 4th floor conference rooms of the Webb Building (4.G.2/4.F.6). This meeting was open to the public. The project team provided an update on the planning process and attendees were given an opportunity to suggest improvements for consideration and evaluation. View a summary of these suggestions [pdf 16kb].
A similar forum was held in conjunction with the INC meeting on Saturday, November 19, from 10:30-noon. View the revised list of public suggestions [pdf 16kb.]
Open House Meeting #3 Tuesday, February 21st, 5:30-7:00 p.m.Webb Municipal Building, 4th Floor Conference RoomThis town meeting followed an open house format with work stations set up for each Travel Shed, the next areas of specific study. The work stations provided an opportunity to identify current transportation issues and concerns in each of these areas:
Town Hall Public Meeting #4Tuesday, May 9th, 5:30-7:00 p.m.Webb Municipal Building, 4th Floor Conference RoomThis town meeting included a short presentation summarizing the initial findings for the next five areas of study (travel sheds) evaluated in the process. Work stations identified current transportation concerns in the remaining areas to be studies. View meeting minutes [pdf 46kb]
Town Hall Public Meeting #5Proposed for Summer 2007Presentation of Final Plan
Crissy Fanganello, Director, Policy and Planning
City and County of Denver / Dept. of Public Works
201 W. Colfax Avenue, Dept. 509
Denver, CO 80202